It’s the lucky 13! Pink Truth has officially been around for 13 years, first as Mary Kay Sucks, and then as the more friendly-sounding Pink Truth.
It started as a little blog to make fun of seminar dresses and dish the dirt on directors and consultants. But we got so much traffic in the first few months that I decided we needed to do something with it. I made it my mission to expose this fraud for what it was: a fake business opportunity being peddled to vulnerable women with some manipulative and effective sales techniques.
I also made a commitment to keep the site going into infinity. Mary Kay executives were so certain that we’d fade away if given enough time. And all the other sites eventually do. People get threatened with lawsuits. Individuals get doxxed, or in my case, people actively set out to destroy my livelihood by contacting my clients and business associates and by publishing lies about me on the internet. Or they just get tired of the topic and/or running a site like this.
Not me! I’m stubborn and I know the impact this site has had on Mary Kay. While we never set out to “take down” Mary Kay, I do know their U.S. numbers have gone down significantly since 2006. Our goal has always been education. I wanted to give women access to the facts that I didn’t have access to in 1998 when I signed my agreement. There was literally NOTHING out there about MK. I had to rely on information give to me by my recruiter and sales director, and they lied. (Shocker!)
So here we are, 13 years later. We have more than a million unique visitors to the website each year, and I’m very proud of that accomplishment. As long as people keep reading, we will keep publishing.